South African Steam: SAR Class 26 3450 Red Devil Ashton South Africa 17 Aug 2002

26 3450 "The Red Devil" heads the Union Limited from Worcester to Ashton on a gloomy afternoon in August 2002 - note the snow on the mountains. In stark contrast to the earlier trip of May 2002, 3450 was in fine form this time. The cylinder blow had been repaired, other faults fixed and 5 secondary air inlets opened up. The results were awesome. 3450 hurtled along the flats and climbed the hills with gusto, safety valves sizzling all the way. Long Live Steam!